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    Default Cat scratch!!

    Hi all,

    I'm 11 weeks pg and just got scratched by our indoor cat. She's always inside and as soon as she did it I scrubbed with antibacterial handwash and doused in dettol.

    That should be ok, shouldnt it?

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    The problem with cats and pregnancy is the spores in their faeces and you shouldn't change their litter trays Incase your breathe in the spores

    You should be fine

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    Omg I read "doused in petrol" !!!!

    THAT would not be a good idea haha

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    If it drew blood, you may need to get a tetanus... Might be worth a call to med call just to check.

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    Are you worried about toxoplasmosis? If she's an indoor cat there shouldn't be a problem. Cats get toxoplasmosis from raw meat, usually from hunting birds, mice etc.

    Another fabulous reason for keeping cats indoors!

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    Hi there OP

    These are the things that would need to happen in order for you to get tox( providing your not already immune anyway )

    Your cat would have had to had recent exposure to the virus ( most likely through another infected animal , like a rat , mouse etc ) or if you feed your animal raw meat .

    Providing your cat then isn't immune ( alot of cats develop antibodies to the virus through exposure ) you would then need to have somehow ingested their cat poo that's infected with the toxo.

    It's very very unlikely , the most common cause of toxo in pregnant women is from undercooked or raw meat , or unwashed vegetables that have dirt / feaces etc on them .

    It's so hard not to worry but I'm sure you'll be fine !!!
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    Thanks for your replies ladies. Yes it is tox that I would be concerned about but as I said our cat is always inside and only eats cat food so you have reassured me!

    Lol at the petrol comment! I was worried but not THAT worried hehe!

    Thanks again


 

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